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MeyGray3833

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  1. MeyGray3833

    Sequence Generator Pro 3

    Not wanting to hijack the thread although a quick answer here is to delete your alignment model and set EQMod to Dialog based and let SGP plate solve its way to the target.
  2. This is open cluster Pismis 4 in the Vela constellation and backed by part of the Vela supernova remnant. Some information regarding Paris Pismis and her catalogue can be found on this link. http://sandandstars.co.za/2018/01/25/paris-pismis-and-her-catalogue-of-open-clusters/ Telescope: William Optics FLT132 Guide Scope: QHY OAG Camera: QHY9 Mono @ -20c Filter Wheel: QHY 7 position Ultra Slim Filters: QHY 36mm unmounted L R G B Guide Camera: QHY5L-II Mount: AZ-EQ6 Mount Control: EQASCOM Focusing: SharpSky Pro and Sequence Generator Pro 3 (automated) Capture Software: Sequence Generator Pro 3 Guiding Software: PHD2 Calibration and Stacking Software: PixInsight Processing Software: PixInsight Number and Type of Data Frames: L= 18X10 min, R= 6x7 min, G= 6x7 min, B= 6x7 min Binning: 1x1 Total Image Time: 306 minutes Location: Lockleys Observatory B, Tanunda, Sth Australia Light Box by Exfso
  3. MeyGray3833

    The Inchworm Cluster

    That's a cracker!
  4. Very lovely work. I like "Wall-E", very clever from the kids and nice, neat set up!
  5. MeyGray3833

    rgb images how do you know

    Well, here is a very quick LRGB combination in PixInsight. Everything is as it should be as per the colours. There is a lot to like about your data, I think it only needs more exposure time and more frames per channel. I use SGP as well so it has its own naming convention which seems to be working as long as you fill out the sequence correctly. Good luck, waiting to see more from you!
  6. MeyGray3833

    rgb images how do you know

    What software are you using to capture and process?
  7. Hi, Does anyone know how to search by co-ordinates in Starry Night 7 Pro Plus. I'm looking for a couple of objects that do not seem to be in its data base. I've tried the Advanced Search function and that did not seem to do it either? LOL! Am I missing something obvious? Thanks.
  8. MeyGray3833

    rgb images how do you know

    Hi. The file, if saved in a .FIT or .FITS format should contain information relating to the image like time, location, camera temperature as well as the filter used. It is called the FITS Header and many astro processing programs and the like should allow you to read that info. It also pays to develop a naming convention to use for your files to help you quickly identify each image. Most astro capture programs may already have a naming convention as part of the capture process. Also, have you tested the filter wheel to ensure that it is working when you ask it to change filter slots? Cheers.
  9. MeyGray3833

    Inchworm Cluster

    Very nice, lovely processing!
  10. MeyGray3833

    The Eyes have it

    I agree with DaveS, very cool! Haven"t seen to many like this!
  11. MeyGray3833

    Sol Today HA 13-5-18

    Very nice. The proms are fantastic. As I mainly do deep sky, can you tell me what the layer is below the prom before the sun proper? I'm guessing the sun's atmosphere? Cheers.
  12. MeyGray3833

    Pismis 4

    It doesn't seem to matter how I process the image it always looks like I hit it with the sledge hammer. I do not seem to be able to finesse it. Thanks for taking a look and thanks for the likes from the others. Cheers!
  13. MeyGray3833

    Pismis 4

    Howdy. I got out of my depth on this one, surprisingly hard to process and the colour data was rubbish, not to mention all the other stuff that is wrong with the image! We are our own worst critics! Anyway, the image is loosely centered on open cluster Pismis 4 backed by part of the Vela Supernova Remnant. Telescope: William Optics FLT132 Guide Scope: QHY OAG Camera: QHY9 Mono @ -20c Filter Wheel: QHY 7 position Ultra Slim Filters: QHY 36mm unmounted L R G B HA OIII SII Guide Camera: QHY5L-II Mount: AZ-EQ6 Mount Control: EQASCOM Focusing: SharpSky Pro and Sequence Generator Pro 3 (automated) Bahtinov Mask: Yes (initial focus) Capture Software: Sequence Generator Pro 3 Guiding Software: PHD2 Calibration and Stacking Software: PixInsight Processing Software: PixInsight Number and Type of Data Frames: L= 18X10 min, R= 6x7 min, G= 6x7 min, B= 6x7 min Ha= x , SII= x , OIII= x . Binning: 1x1 Total Image Time: 306 minutes Location: Lockleys Observatory B, Tanunda, Sth Australia Light Box by Exfso Thanks for looking.
  14. MeyGray3833

    Markarian's Chain & A Plethora of Extra Galaxies

    Lovely work on this great string of galaxies.
  15. MeyGray3833

    RJ-12 to USB

    Thanks, that helps a lot. Cheers!
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